Sawgrass Nature Center100% Local
3000 Sportsplex Drive
Coral Springs , FL 33065 (view map)
" The SAWGRASS NATURE CENTER & WILDLIFE HOSPITAL is a private non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Our Center is located on 5 acres of land, donated by the City of Coral Springs, in the Sportsplex Park. The Nature Center is a place where children and adults of all ages can come to observe birds, mammals, reptiles, and native plants and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature in South Florida.
It is the goal of the Sawgrass Nature Center to rehabilitate and release any animal that is admitted to our wildlife hospital. Animals that cannot be released back into the wild (either due to permanent injury or because they are exotic) will find a home in one of our habitats or aviaries, or will find a place on our team of Educational Ambassadors. We strive to provide excellent care for all of our patients.
Our education programs focus on Florida’s native wildlife and their natural habitat. We strive to strengthen the bond between people and the living earth by stimulating curiosity about the natural world, exciting the intellect with ecological insights, and inspiring a sense of wonder and stewardship for our planet. The SNC offers a variety of programs to educate and entertain students and adults of all ages. We use live animals along with specimens, artifacts, and other presentation material, making our programs dynamic, personal, memorable, and fun! We also offer summer and holiday camp to school-aged children, and weekly pre-school classes.
We currently have two buildings on site: a multi-purpose building with a meeting room, nature gift boutique, offices, and restrooms; and the wildlife hospital where native wild animals are treated, rehabilitated, and released back into the wild. Non-releasable and exotic birds, mammals, and reptiles allow a close-up viewing opportunity in the Center’s permanent animal exhibit area. Permanent animals are housed in natural-looking habitats and aviaries. We also have an outdoor classroom where we host educational programs, lectures, camp, parties, group activities, and meetings."